20th Century Theatre

222 Front Street,
Juneau, AK 99801

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20th Century Theatre

The 20th Century opened in 1940, built for William David Gross, who also owned the Coliseum Theatre in Juneau.

Around 1940, the 2/8 Kimball organ from the Coliseum was moved into the 20th Century, which was fortunate, because a couple years later, the Coliseum was destroyed in a fire. (The Kimball organ was removed from the 20th Century in 1976 and now is located in Juneau’s State Office Building).

The 20th Century was twinned in the early 80s by creating a second auditorium out of the balcony. The auditoriums were remodeled in 2004, and feature DTS sound. Both auditoriums feature the original 1940 Simplex projectors.

Contributed by Eric Forst, Bryan Krefft

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 19, 2005 at 5:59 am

The current name of Gross 20th Century makes me laugh. It could be interpreted as a comment on the last century!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 18, 2006 at 12:07 pm

Here is a link with some photos:
http://tinyurl.com/j2gt4

DonLewis
DonLewis on August 3, 2008 at 11:19 am

A 2005 partial view of the 20th Century theater in Juneau.

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